Important Information: Swimming

Due to an unforeseen change from Leisure City there has been a change to our final swimming sessions.

Students in the Coral homegroup will now have their final session on Wednesday 27th March (Week 9).

Students in the Clam and Oyster homegroups will now have their final session on Wednesday 3rd April (Week 10).

A new permission slip will be sent home tomorrow. It is important that these permission slips are returned to school ASAP, especially for those in the Coral homegroup.

Thank you for your continued support.
We apologise if this change causes any inconvenience.

Harmony Day

Harmony day is when different cultures unite and come together as one community. On this day we discover other cultures and participate in many activities.

At SMCM we celebrate harmony day with a family picnic and we also wear a splash of orange or cultural dress. During learning time, we have the opportunity to share and learn about different cultures.

Have a look at the HARMONY DAY website for more information.

 THE PICNIC! 

The picnic was great!! We started our night with a “welcome to country” performance by Mitch Tambo and his little brother Zeek (a past student of SMCM). Then we had a some incredible performances by the choir and ukulele club. After that we watched a performance by the Junior students with a song called ‘Hello to all the children of the world’. We also had an awesome performance by the middle students and had a blast with the foundation students singing ‘We’re all in this together.’ It was a great night and we look forward to have many more nights just like that!

Written by: Ascah, Ria, Christeena and Justina.

LEARNING ABOUT HARMONY DAY

During Harmony Week and on Harmony day, we participated in lots of activities about Harmony, Unity, Belonging and Diversity. It was great learning off each other. We learnt about different cultures and that everyone is different in their own special way. On harmony day the seniors and middle students collaborated and created unique hand artwork that represented different cultures. In groups, we researched the artistic styles of various countries. We then used this research to decorate our hand print. We learnt how to say hello in many different language too:

  • Ciao
  • Bongu
  • Mathabaun
  • Namaste
  • Hola
  • Ni Hao
  • Talofa Lafa

Can you match the words to their nationality?

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We also discussed the meaning of multiculturalism and how it is a beautiful word because it means everyone is different and that we all belong! Isn’t it great that we are all different and all our differences make Australia such a colourful and beautiful country.

Written by Hannah (Corals), Isabella (Corals), Chiara, Madison, Neha

What did you do to celebrate Harmony Day?

How can you show respect to people from other cultures?

What  do these words mean and how do they link to Harmony Day? How can we show examples of these words?

Harmony

Unity

Dignity

Respect

Belonging

 

Caritas Friday – 100% Dignity

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – St Teresa of Calcutta

We are encouraged to wear a SPLASH of BLUE to remember to save water today and everyday…and to think of those who face water shortages!

Friday the 22nd of March is also World Water Day 2019.
The theme this year is ‘Leaving no one behind’.
Billions of people from communities around the world are still without safe water.
Could you imagine living without clean, running water?

Please bring a gold coin donation to support Project Compassion.
All money raised helps Caritas Australia as they work with local communities to create new hope for a better future.

Click here to view this week’s interactive workbook.

Harmony Day

This week communities around Australia are celebrating Harmony Day.

Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and Harmony Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Watch the clip below to find out more about Harmony Day and use the questions to have a discussion with your family at home.
Don’t forget to write a reflection in the comments below 🙂

What is diversity?

What is Harmony Day?

When is Harmony Day celebrated?

Who celebrates Harmony Day?

Why do we wear orange?

Word challenge: How many words with three letters or more can you make from the letters in the words ‘Celebrate Australia’s Diversity’?

As part of our Harmony Day celebrations here at SMCM, you are invited to wear a touch of orange or cultural dress with your full school uniform on Thursday 21 March, 2019.

Families are invited to join us for a family picnic on Thursday evening: 5.30 – 7.30pm on the Sports Oval.

There will also be a special performance by the SMCM choir and our Foundation and Junior students.


Together we are powerful.

Touch Typing

Today we began practising touch typing on our Chromebooks.

Touch typing is a great skill for us to learn as it helps us to become efficient when using our Chromebooks. We began our touch typing journey using the free website – Typing Club. It is a great resource that you can use both at school and at home to help you become a great touch typist!

Learning a new skill is always tricky at first, but with plenty of practise the easier it will become.

Why is it important to learn how to touch type?

What do you need to remember when you are touch typing?

What is your touch typing goal? How can you stretch your thinking in this area?

You can access Typing Club by clicking here or via the Technology tab on this blog.


Caritas Friday – 100% Hope

“Land is not a commodity, but rather a gift from God.” – Pope Francis

In the Middles we are firm believers that we need to take care of the earth because it is for everyone.

This Caritas Friday we are encouraged to wear something that represents our connection to the land with our school uniform. This may be the colour green, flowers, leaves etc.

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Please bring a gold coin donation to support Project Compassion.
All money raised helps Caritas Australia as they work with local communities to create new hope for a better future.

Click here to view this week’s interactive workbook.